To get the rig farther forward still, use your jib halyard to pull the rig forward. After the jib or genoa comes down, the bowman hooks the halyard to the tack fitting and grinds the rig forward. You’ll be amazed how much farther forward the rig will go. On boats that use roller-furling systems on their headsail, you can’t use the jib halyard for this, but after you furl your headsail, you can tension your jib sheets, which will pull the slack out of your headstay and cant the rig forward. On my J/105, I ease the backstay to the point where it’s very slack, then tension both jib sheets. This moves the top of the rig forward and snugs up the backstay.